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As book bans mount, literary stars are championing libraries and literacy

Readers and educators across America are observing Banned Books Week by exploring restricted books and supporting their authors -- whether they are newly added to the ever-growing list of challenged works, or classics that have drawn controversy for decades.

New Book Promotes Curiosity of Culture and Language in Children

Author Shawn Christine has published her first children's book, "Echo Amigo," which encourages children to embrace other cultures and people from different walks of life. Through this book, young children can be exposed to the Spanish language and learn to ...

Sarah Marie Daniel Releases "I Finally Agree With God - I Am Fabulous"

Wellness Coach and Transformation Guru Sarah Marie Daniel has been battling an undiagnosed, progressively debilitating condition that mimics Multiple Sclerosis for over 25 years. After falling over 6,000 times, resulting in broken bones, teeth, ribs, scratches, scrapes, burns and far ...

"Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book" by W. Kamau Bell & Kate Schatz

You're almost out. Out of energy, ideas, motivation, totally depleted from all you've been doing lately. Seeing racism, acting against inequality, speaking out against it, fighting for your friends and family, it all takes a toll and when you're just ...

"Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home" by Kate Mangino

Plates on one end, bowls on the other, glasses on top. It's your turn to load the dishwasher tonight, but if you plead ignorance on how it's done properly, maybe you could worm your way out of it. Somebody else'll ...

"The Last Resort: Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach" by Sarah Stodola

Your bags are packed. Yep, you're headed for five days of sun, sea, and sand. Early-morning dips in the ocean, flip-flops, and little grains of beach in the sheets every night. But you won't care, you'll be on V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. Might ...

Juneteenth Books for Kids

You weren't born knowing everything. People had to tell you what you needed to know, and that's how you learn. You can guess sometimes, or figure other things out on your own but mostly, you've been told and then you ...

"Grief is Love: Living with Loss" by Marisa Renee Lee c.2022, HarperLegacy

It happened so fast. One minute, your loved one was talking, laughing, alive – and the next minute they were gone, as if a thick line were drawn somewhere between life and not-life. Even if you had time to prepare, ...

Free Comic Book Day Returns on May 7!

Bedrock City Comic Co., a chain of six comic book and pop culture stores in the greater Houston area, will be hosting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Six of their locations (Galleria, Spring, Clear Lake, Heights, Sugar Land, Katy) will welcome ...

Meet Lia Park in her Korean Mythological Adventure by Austin author

Dive into the world of Korean mythology with debut author and fellow Texan, Jenna Yoon, in her new middle grade fantasy series, LIA PARK AND THE MISSING JEWEL (On Sale 5/3/22). Perfect for AAPI Month, this is a fun and ...

Boss Babes Who Pray Shuts Down Houston #Recap

The 2022 “Boss Babes Who Pray” Conference (A two day event for Christian business women and executives; held in 3 cities, two continents and two countries) kicked off March 15th 2022, in Houston, Texas.

"The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America" by Deepa Purushothaman

There's no one like you. For most of your life, you've been told how unique you are, how wonderful, how important, all true. You're one of a kind, singular, you're like no one else on Earth. And in the new ...

In April 2022 Scribner Will Reissue for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange With New Introductions By Jesmyn Ward

Scribner is delighted to announce the April 2022 reissue of the award-winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, in celebration of its upcoming Broadway revival helmed by Tony-nominated choreographer and ...

Houston Author J. Elle Releases Highly Anticipated Winter Read Ashes of Gold

The forthcoming finale to her New York Times-bestselling YA "Wings of Ebony" duology, Ashes of Gold was released on January 11, 2022.

Book Review: "Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home" by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen

At least the commute is better. That's what you tell yourself every morning: 15 steps from bed to office is better than 15 miles. You've been working from home now for nearly two years and you're waffling: will it be ...

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